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Fire bug strikes again By Julia Evans AN ARSONIST continues to operate in Burnside and Ilam. Last week Nor’West News revealed there have been a series of arson attacks in the area around Greers Rd where wheelie bins, a car and a for sale sign had been set alight. At the weekend three more bins were set on fire, two on Westburn Tce and one on Greers Rd. A police dog unit was sent to the area to attempt to track the

offender or offenders at about 3.30am on Saturday. The offender was not found. But resident James Wallace, whose flaming bin scorched the side of his house while his children were asleep two weeks ago, is not happy with the way the police have responded to the string of arsons. Mr Wallace said it took six days for police to contact him, and he hasn’t heard from them since. Senior Sergeant Stephan McDaniel said the police are cur-

rently investigating the fires. “We’re pushing residents to keep their bins in at night and make sure they’re not visible from the road,” he said. He said police take all arson matters seriously. Mr Wallace said the latest attack in Greers Rd was within 100m of his property, just across the road. “It was up beside their house. It did damage to the ground and the concrete wall,” he said.

It’s was only a matter of time before one of the fires spreads to a house and claims a life. “It’s not like tagging, it has the potential to burn a house down,” he said. One of the fires on Westburn Tce was also up against the side of the house. The other bin on fire on Westburn Tce is the second time it has been set alight, the Fire Service said. “Hopefully, there will be more public vigilance around it,” Mr Wallace said.

ARSON: James Wallace said it’s only a matter of time before one of the bin fires spreads to a house and a life is lost. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Touching tribute to mine disasters By Julia Evans A MOVING stage performance about two tragic West Coast mining disasters had a very personal connection for two of the participants. Burnside High School won the first night of Stage Challenge & J Rock last Thursday, with a powerful performance on the 2010 Pike River mine tragedy that claimed 29 lives, and the 1967 Strongman explosion that killed 19 miners. Burnside teacher and Stage Challenge organiser Anastasia Boyle said one of the students, Jorja Dunbar, who performed in the production lost her brother


Joseph in the Pike River mine explosion. Mrs Boyle said before they proceeded with the theme, she asked Jorja to go and talk to her family make sure they weren’t going to be upset by it. Not only were they okay with the theme, they felt “so honoured” by the choice, she said. Another student Aliyah Prendegast’s great grand-father was in the Strongman Mine and was hauled to safety by two of his best mates. “All these close connections felt like fate, it was meant to be,” Mrs Boyle said. •Turn to page 6

POIGNANT: Burnside High School’s Pike River performance won on the first night of the Stage Challenge and J Rock competition. Inset: Pike River victim Joseph Dunbar and the mine several days after the explosion.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK THE FIRE bug continues to operate in Burnside and Ilam. The arsonist was active again at the weekend, setting fire to wheelie bins on private property – one of the properties now being targeted twice. Police sent a dog unit to try and track the offender after being alerted by the Fire Service. After what appears to have been an investigative delay, Nor West News is assured police are now actively trying to find the offender. Also on page 1 today, a very moving performance by Burnside High School which won the first night of Stage Challenge & J Rock. It is about the 2010 Pike River and 1967 Strongman mine disasters. One of the students lost a brother at Pike; another’s great grandfather was rescued from Strongman. Very powerful. –Barry Clarke



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News Community centre delayed again By Julia Evans THE SHIRLEY Community Centre has hit yet another stumbling block in its recovery. Another delay has meant instead of being completed in 2019, designs for the community centre won’t begin until the 2020 to 2021 financial year. City councillor and Papanui-Innes Community Board member Mike Davidson (left) said that’s too far away. “THere’s a genuine need in the Shirley community,” he said. Cr Davidson said the project has been pushed out too many times so it’s a matter of making sure it doesn’t get

OLD: The former Shirley Community Centre before it was pulled down in October 2012.

pushed out too far and never completed. Board chairwoman Ali Jones called it her “die in the ditch WAITING: The location for the new Shirley Community Centre will be at the same site at 10 Shirley Rd. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

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priority” to see the centre’s rebuild get under way. “It has been on the table and off the table like a yo-yo,” she told the city council at the board’s draft Annual Plan submission. Ms Jones said the board had received a flood of emails from community groups wanting to return to the area after being displaced for six years. “It’s been dangled in front of that community for so many years now,” she said. In its draft Annual Plan

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submission, the board asked for the $153,000 earmarked for 2020-21 to be brought forward to 2018-19. New community centres are being rebuilt such as those in Halswell, Sumner, Lyttelton, Mt Pleasant and even St Albans so the board does not understand why Shirley keeps being taken off the table. Last year the centre was one of many city council projects that was put on the back-burner, much to the frustration of the Shirley-Papanui Community Board. THe centre on Shirley Rd closed after significant damage during the February 22, 2011, earthquake and was pulled down in October 2012. It was utilised for meetings, art, pottery, yoga, karate, aerobics, spinning, lace-making, and dancing, and was largely self-funded. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you want to see the Shirley Community Centre rebuilt? What do you think of the city council’s plans to push it out to 2020? Email julia. with your views.


In Brief GRAFFITI RISE THere has been little change to the list of suburbs most affected by graffiti, except in Richmond. The suburb has stormed its way onto the top-10 list in the last month, coming in at number five after a 73 per cent increase. St Albans has always feature high on the list and has not changed places at number two but has seen a 15 per cent decrease in graffiti reported in the area throughout April. PAPANUI PARALLEL Work on the Papanui Parallel cycleway is expected to be completed before the end of the month. The cycleway will connect Northlands Shopping Centre and the Northern Line Cycleway to the central city via Colombo St, Rutland St, Grassmere St and Sawyers Arms Rd. The city council said it is expected to attract new commuters, shoppers and recreational cyclists alongside those attracted to it for its level of service. STOP SIGN FOR SAFETY THe give way sign at the McSaveneys and Marshland Rd intersection will be changed to a stop sign. This is to improve safety at the intersection, which now has restricted lines of site due to recent upgrades at the corner of Marshland and Mairehau Rd.

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Your Local Views Ghost cities in China St Albans resident Margot Fluitsma writes about her trip China where she saw the bizarre phenomena of Chinese ghost cities Over the past 36 years, hundreds of cities have been built from scratch in China to accommodate for the country’s urbanisation. Many of these centres remain unoccupied. I witnessed these breathtaking sights first hand while travelling the country. It is common to see bizarre skylines in varying stages of completion. Identical high-rise apartment complexes void of people, wide roads void of traffic. Many of the projects are fullscale cities where you couldn’t see any signs of life. Some of these prefecture level ghost cities are modelled on iconic destinations. Most notably there is a copycat Paris that currently sits at one third of the occupancy rate (fun fact, there are at least three ‘Eifel Towers’ in China) and then there is a replica

Manhattan ‘Yujiapu’ which sits half-finished and completely empty after construction ceased in 2010. These eye-wateringly ambitious projects were the result of China’s new-found prosperity over the course of the last halfcentury. The country’s burgeoning middle-class had few options to invest their money. Excluding real estate, Chinese could invest in one of two options the bank or the domestic stock market. But as hordes of Chinese continued to migrate from their country dwellings to urban centres, many investors saw real estate as the most prosperous financial move which explains the phenomena of ghost cities. In such a large and insulated nation as China, it is difficult to put an exact figure on how many of these centres remain unoccupied though the number

BUSTLING: Once a ghost city, Shanghai saw a 90 per cent increase to its population.

is thought to be into the high hundreds. But in a country of 1.3 billion, these centres will likely fill up in the years to come. Recent history has proven this already. Neighbouring centres to the greater Shanghai area that once had occupancy rates as low as 10 per cent but I saw first hand that they are now bustling at 90 per cent. Demand will show its head but I think it might just might take a few years.

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Readers respond to an article about Housing New Zealand tenants developing a charter of rights with the city council Gary Knight – With the revelation by Prime Minister Bill English, for sale of up to 2500 state houses in November rationale must prevail over this issue. In many cases the proposed sell-off would have a devastating effect on tenants in the Bryndwyr, Riccarton and Shirley areas where this is destined to be actioned. A myriad of tenants having through varying circumstances little or no choice but to reside in a state house are facts that Mr English as former housing minister would be aware of and must consider this vital aspect prior to any sell off. It is imperative that amalgamation between the city council and Fendalton-WaimariHarewood Community Board emulates in a master plan for residents in these three areas to state their views, concerns and queries relative to inherent growth, future development and precise community status. Readers respond to the story of business owners in Fendalton who were

ADVOCATE: Bryndwr Community Group members Marney Ainsworth, Gail Scott and Naenae Higgs are fighting for the rights of Housing New Zealand tenants in the area.

concerned over loss of parking outside their shops Rob Eder – Always thought cars were allowed to park too close to the corner, need to lose two or three parks back to make it safer and easier turning around the corner. If the shops are any good, people will still go there. Jennie Moreton – You can never get a park outside these shops anyway so it won’t change anything. People in this city need to stop expecting to get a park right outside the door of everywhere they go. Park down the road and walk to the shop or better still walk from home. Heather Stricke – Waste of money to change that corner there are not that many kids crossing the road.


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Fresh water from new wells A $15 million programme to replace shallow wells supplying water to 80,000 residents in the north-west is progressing well, with all those residents now receiving water from 14 new deep wells. The remaining unconfined shallow wells are being upgraded as it is possible that microbiological contaminants in surface water could seep into the aquifer. In September last year, city council agreed to fast-track work to drill deeper wells in the north-west as a response to the contamination event in Havelock North which heightened concerns about water quality nationwide. Workers take samples from the new Avonhead well. City council planning delivery manager three waters and waste John Moore said the programme was progressing well, with 14 out of 28 new wells already commissioned and in use. “In terms of the physical drilling, we are halfway there which is great progress and on target for our planned finish in June 2019. “We’ve already been able to decommission six of the old wells and have turned off the

HERITAGE: Artists are lining up for the chance of residency at the Mona Vale gatehouse, which should be up and running by December.

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UPGRADE: Workers take samples from the new Avonhead well.

remaining old wells. As a health and safety issue, we need to retain the option to turn those old wells back on until work is complete on all 28 of the new wells and we have them all fully functional.” Mr Moore said the current water grading on the shallow wells was D, compared to a B grading across the rest of the city where drinking water is sourced from secure, deep wells. The north-west water supply zone stretches from Belfast through to Yaldhurst and

includes parts of Riccarton and Addington, supplying 80,000 people. “We’ve got an excellent working relationship with the Canterbury District Health Board and they’re happy with the progress we are making on this programme. It is a huge project that started in 2012 and is going to continue for two more years, costing around $15 million. In the end we will have a secure supply of high-grade drinking water for the north west of the city.”

By Julia Evans ARTISTS ARE queuing up for a live-in residency opportunity at Mona Vale. But red tape is holding them back. Earthquake repairs to the Mona Vale gatehouse on Fendalton Rd are on track to be completed by early December. But after a briefing from city council staff, the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board turned down a recommendation that the city council would cover the cost of any residency. The initial proposal meant the city council would cover the full cost of artist’s rent for the gatehouse, which the board did not think was appropriate. “The artist may leave behind some artworks but they would

be living rent-free,” board chairman David Cartwright said. However, during the city council’s draft Annual Plan submissions city councillor Vicki Buck questioned how close it was to finding someone suitable. She said she’d been approached by several groups who were desperate for it. “There are a number of groups of artists in residence that do want to pay rent for that site,” Cr Buck said. Mr Cartwright said the board was currently looking at alternatives in which it might partner with Canterbury University or Ara, which already have residence programmes. “It’s a work in progress,” he said. Mayor Lianne Dalziel told the board it would have to find someone suitable before the gatehouse is repaired.

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News Emergency response items sought By Julia Evans THE BELFAST Emergency Response Plan has expanded, as a result of the tsunami alert after the November 14 Kaikoura earthquake. The plan began in 2014 as a community run response for Civil Defence emergencies. However, it has now expanded to include Spencerville and the Prestons subdivision, which are closer to the coast. City council northern strengthening communities adviser Christine Lane said it’s a collaboration between the city council and community associations. It includes the Belfast Community Network, Belfast Rugby Club, Belfast Primary School, Northwood and Belfast Residents’ associations, Belfast Bowls Club, the Belfast Pharmacy and Belfast Medical Centre, Salvation Army and the Rotary Club of Belfast and Kaiapoi. A Portacom sitting on Sheldon Park acts as a hub, which Ms Lane said is currently seeking donations. “The next phase is to do more marketing and get the container filled with things that are relevant,” she said. Items sought include blankets, rope, torches, axes and ladders.

Library being demolished Work has begun on demolishing the old Bishopdale Library. Although the Farrington Ave library was not completely written off by the February 22, 2011, earthquake, the damage was significant enough that it was deemed earthquake-prone and not fit for use. The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board approved removing the building and will begin talks about what to do with the site once it is clear.

Touching tribute to mine disasters •From page 1 Aliyah brought in a necklace her great-grandfather had carved into the shape of a heart for his fiancé out of coal from the mine.

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Land-based Exercise Tuesday, 9.15-10.15am The Foundation of the Blind run an exercise course designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. Phone 0800 663 463 to register. Free entry, Foundation of the Blind, 96 Bristol St, St Albans. Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Free entry, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley. Living with a Chronic Condition Wednesday, 9.30am-noon Do you have an ongoing health condition that affects the way you sleep, feel exercise and enjoy life? The “living a healthy life”

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The festival high school jazz band competition will be presented by The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival. This four-hour show will some of the best musicians from around the city. Seven high school jazz bands, more than 100 musicians, will play in the 2017 concert. Each school band will provide 30min of music, including one Count Basie tune. Participating schools include Burnside High School, Christchurch Boys’ High School, Christ’s College, Papanui High School, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and St Andrew’s College. Saturday from noon to 4pm at Christ’s College, tickets are $12.

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News Project to improve health A GROUP of five Canterbury health organisations are collaborating to help improve the lives of the region’s Pacific communities through their churches. The initiative known as the ‘Tutupu Project’ has been widely welcomed. Seven churches from around Christchurch and as far afield as Ashburton and West Melton are participating in Maria a nine-month Pasene commitment to educate and empower nominated ‘health champions’ who will then take information back to their communities. “I wanted to be involved in the Tutupu Project because this is an opportunity for me to learn and gather information about health, so I can then pass on to my family, church and community,” said Teuila Saafi, youth leader of Christchurch’s Tongan Seventh Day Adventist. Pegasus Health, Community and Public Health, Rural Canterbury PHO, Etu Pasifika and Healthy Families Christchurch

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will mentor the health champions in nutrition, exercise and ways to improve their health literacy. Pegasus Health’s Pacific health manager and project leader, Maria Pasene, said the health champions will attend health education sessions to expand their knowledge about nutrition and the importance of physical activity with a particular focus on children and young people. “We have discussed the ways

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in which Pacific peoples can help clinicians to assist them in their health journey. This includes pushing past their natural shyness, speaking up and providing important information at visits to the GP and hospital and asking questions when they aren’t sure about what’s being discussed. It’s important to assert our needs to improve our communities’ health.” Ms Pasene said Pacific communities were at a point where

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A taste of Germany Sunday and Monday are rest days. Tuesday is “back into business” day. Wednesday afternoon, from 2.30pm to 5pm, is Happy Coffee Hour day, with hot drinks and cake so cheap you might want to have more than one. Thursday is Black Forest Gateau day. Friday is pork hocks day, with the hocks selling out so fast that you better pre-order one. And Saturday, well, that’s the day when everyone needs everything for the weekend. Sauerkraut, potato salad, sausages for the BBQ, smallgoods, cheeses, fresh bread and a spread named “Fleischsalat” – which is a delightful mixture of chopped smallgoods, gherkins, spices and mayonnaise. It is very German, like most of the delicacies that are available at Café Berlin, a German deli and café at the corner of Normans and Wairakei Roads in Strowan. As is the owner, Anneke Molly, who opened the place in July 2015. Molly has come a long way since. Originally a chartered accountant, the 48-year old has upped her skills in the food and hospitability sector. She has learnt fast how to make perfect espresso coffees (Hummingbird), she bakes the popular bee sting (Bienenstich), a cake

herbs and spices. “All our meat products are gluten-free, without gluten substitution, and are of the highest standard”, says Molly who also orders products on demand. The fresh cheeses come from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Mixed platters (eat-in, takeaway and catering) are bestsellers. The shelves are filled with pantry items like Sauerkraut, red cabbage,

filled with custard cream and topped with caramelised almonds, and together with two staff she prepares meatballs, currywurst, potato salad and warming winter soups that are on offer at the café. Bread, rolls and pretzels (Brezeln) are sourced from a German baker, and the grainy rolls, pretzels and pretzel sticks freshly baked on site several times a day. A few German butchers deliver the traditional smallgoods and a huge variety of sausages that are made with imported

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potato dumplings, pickled gherkins, German vinegar, mustards and custards, as well as a wide variety of sweets, from chocolate over Haribo gummibears to Niederegger marzipan. Next on the menu will be Maultaschen, a meat-filled pasta speciality looking like oversized ravioli, and poppyseed cake (Mohnkuchen) during winter. Although the place sometimes is brimming with backpackers from overseas who miss European bread, Germans make only about 40 per cent of the customers. “Locals who have travelled and go in for quality love our café”, says Molly who is not from Berlin but from a city named Einbeck in Lower Saxony. The Berlin name and theme of the café has been chosen because everyone knows the capital of Germany – and Berlin is easier to pronounce than Köln or München… Cafe Berlin is open Tueday to Saturday and is located at 9c Normans Road, Strowan, phone 355 0932.

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CBHS take top spot in UC Championship By Andrew King CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High are at the top of the UC Championship table with a convincing 76-3 win over Aoraki Combined on Saturday, and were the only north-west team to record a victory in round four. The defending champions leaped Nelson College into the top spot after the boys from the north had a bye. Up 45-3 at half-time, CBHS kept the foot on the throttle with first-five Ryan Barnes bagging 29 points, including a hat-trick and seven conversions, and Jack Harris in his first start also grabbing three tries on the left wing. CBHS coach Rob Smith said it was a testament to doing the basics well and playing for the full 80 minutes. Looking ahead to their home game against Mid-Canterbury Combined, Smith said they will be wary about the physical nature the boys from down south play with. Meanwhile, St Bede’s had their first loss to St Thomas since 1983 when they went down 27-15 at home on Saturday. On top of missing out on competition points, they also

BLISTERING START: CBHS’s Jack Harris scored three tries on his debut start on the left wing. PHOTO: ROB SMITH

relinquished their hold on the Catholic Schools Trophy, which St Bede’s have held for 10 years. The trophy is competed for by St Bede’s, St Thomas, Timaru’s Roncalli College and Oamaru’s St Kevin’s College. St Bede’s will turn their attention to their upcoming home match against Burnside on Saturday. Burnside remain at the bottom of the table without a win after being beaten 33-10 by Waimea

Combined. St Andrew’s travelled north and were narrowly beaten by Rangiora 28-22. St Andrew’s spent their first week of the competition on the sideline with a bye before travelling for the next three rounds, recording two solid away wins over Marlborough and Aoraki Combined before their first defeat to Rangiora. Now they will relish their first home game against Lincoln on Saturday.

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St Andrew’s first IX fight for fourth place By Andrew King ST ANDREW’S have cracked the top four in the Connetics first XI football competition and will look to continue their winning ways when they meet Christchurch Boys’ High in round four at 5.45pm tomorrow. The match-up between fourth placed St Andrew’s and 12th placed CBHS at Christchurch Football Centre will be an opportunity for CBHS to get their first win under their belt, while St Andrew’s will want to keep up the pressure on the top teams. CBHS come off a bye, while St Andrew’s had a great outing against St Bede’s with a 5-0 win. St Andrew’s coach Matthew Jansen ​said CBHS put a dent in their push for nationals last year when they beat them 3-2, and they will be looking to right that wrong. “(CBHS) are a tough squad and will really be raring for the game but so will we,” he said. He said standout performances from striker Declan Hickford, who scored four goals, and goalkeeper Ralph Clink, who kept a clean sheet, contributed to a really good result against St Bede’s. Meanwhile, Burnside and Pa-

ON FORM: St Andrew’s Declan Hickford scored four goals in the 5-0 win over St Bede’s.

panui will square off against each other at 4pm in another northwest derby in which both teams will be looking to add to their season total of a win a piece. Burnside gave a solid showing against table-topping Cashmere in round three, ending the game 4-4. Papanui lost 2-0 to Middleton Grange and will look to turn their form around. St Bede’s will face Cashmere at 7.30pm tomorrow in an attempt to knock them off the top of the table. Cashmere could be slightly distracted with their upcoming match against Waimea College where they will challenge for the equivalent of the Ranfurly Shield, the Alex Harvey Industries Cup, in the Nelson region. The last time Cashmere played St Bede’s, they took the three points with a 1-0 win.


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Migraine relief Your headache or migraine may literally be a pain in the neck

It’s not very well known that almost 13 percent of people – including childrensuffer from headaches and migraines. It is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and causes 91 percent of the people it affects to miss work or reduce their functional capacity. In the past 10 years, the understanding of what causes headaches and migraines has significantly changed. The research now shows that the sensitisation of the brain stem in

your neck is what causes this pain; and the specially trained physiotherapists at Muscle People are well versed in how to treat it. Krissy Winter, a patient of Muscle People, had this to say about her experience: “My migraines were debilitating and they’d often come without warning. Sometimes once a week, but generally about once a month. I’d moved up from Dunedin where I’d managed them

with my Osteopath, yoga and Pilates. In Christchurch I was so reluctant to let anyone near my neck. I read the article and I must admit I wasn’t convinced and I went to the first appointment with a page of all the concerns I had. The first time I met Laurie I remember walking out and feeling more in control. After about four treatments with Laurie and perfecting the technique she taught me I truly began to reap the benefits. Now I’m fantastic. If I feel a migraine coming on I now have the control to manage it myself, even stopping them from taking over, without needing someone to drive me in to the osteopath or the hospital for an injection to relieve the pain. With the technique Laurie taught me I’m armed and dangerous!” Laurie, Clare and Naomi were trained in Australia in the award winning and ground breaking Watson Approach to dealing with headaches and migraines. This proven method examines and treats the movements of the first three segments of the neck, which when sensitised cause headaches and migraines. “In our clinics we see people from as far away as Invercargill who come to us specially to seek treatment” says Laurie Moore, Director of Muscle People Physiotherapy. She says “The symposium in Australia we went to just recently reaffirmed the effectiveness of what we

do, and honed our skills even more.” Generally patients will come to our clinic four or five times in the first few weeks of treatment. We show them some very simple exercises to do at home. After the first few weeks, treatment sessions are guided by how the patient is feeling. “Often patients come to us at the end of a long journey having tried quite a few other treatments, and we are able to help them reduce or remove their pain.” Laurie says.

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Time Honoured 1 in 2 People Remedy Deficient in B12 According to a country Doctor “D.C. Jarvis” from Vermont in the USA cider vinegar and honey (CV & H) can be an important part of a long healthy life. Dr. Jarvis noted Vermonters who regularly consumed cider vinegar and honey had excellent health with many putting in a vigorous day’s work on the farm even when well into their eighties. Dr. Jarvis found the effects of cider vinegar and honey on arthritis can be remarkable with many patients reporting almost total relief after taking a course of the cider vinegar and honey. Dr. Jarvis surmised that the acid and potassium in cider vinegar counteracted calcium deposits and helped the body control calcium use. As well as a general tonic Dr. Jarvis found regular administration of cider vinegar and honey at the onset of complaints such as the common cold, sinusitis, asthmatic attacks, hay fever, and childhood diseases such as chicken pox and measles, was accompanied by an improvement in the condition with symptoms either disappearing, or the conditions were extremely mild and soon over. Apple cider vinegar contains all the goodness of the apple in a form that is readily accepted by the body. Scientists have found over 90 different substances in ACV, among them 20 important trace elements, minerals, essential enzymes, a number of different acids including malic acid, amino acids and roughage in the form of potash and pectin. A scientific study at the Shizuka University in Japan has proven ACV to have potent antioxidant benefits (It can destroy free radicals, which are a major factor in ageing.) and also the ACV can break down cholesterol formations in the blood vessels. ACV and H is a powerful tonic that also promotes digestion, assimilation of nutrients and elimination of waste, and helps neutralize any toxic substances that enter the body. It is important to note not all cider vinegar is made in the traditional way and results are likely to prove disappointing with these other vinegars.

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Emerging research has shown as many as 50% of older adults and as many as 25% of younger adults are deficient in vitamin B12. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center found those most deficient in vitamin B12 to have the smallest brain mass and the lowest scores on tests measuring shortterm memory, concentration and brain performance. Another study showed that older people with higher levels of B12 in their blood have bigger, healthier brains and score higher on cognitive tests than those with lower levels. Yet another recent landmark study showed that B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage and declining cognitive function. B12 is essential for energy production, cell health, regulation of mood and sleep cycles, nerve health and repair, and prevention of homocysteine a serious cardiovascular risk factor that is known to cause damage and plaque in the blood vessels. It can also increase the chances of a stroke. Harvard researchers found a 34% decrease risk of vision loss in a study of participants aged 40+ who supplemented with B12. Another study linked a higher risk of hearing loss in subjects in their 60’s who were low in B12.

with age as the digestive system becomes less efficient. Anti-reflux medication and other drugs further reduce B12 absorption. The good news is B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin sublingual tablets that are dissolved in the mouth and thru bypassing the digestive tract have been shown to effectively raise B12 levels in the body. Further detailed information is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Ph: 388-5757 We are Always Happy to Help!

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BUILDER LICENSED, available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 **************** CARPET & VInyL LAyIng Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra., ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 ELECTRICIAn REgISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 HAnDyMAn No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLASTERIng Stopping / skimming. 30 yrs exp, all work large & small. Contact Tony 027 222 2993 or Earl 027 345 0561 PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 ROOFIng Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. SHOE REPAIRS Belfast engraving.Shoe repairs,key cutting & engraving.(10 yrs exp)683 Main North Rd ph 027 3113423 SPOUTIng CLEAnIng Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 STOnEMASOn BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. or ph 027 601-3145 TILER/CARPEnTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440.

TREES BIg OR SMALL tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, ph 03 338-1655 WATERBLASTIng Quick service, great rates Call Bret 02041067205 WInDOW CLEAnIng Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170 WInDOW CLEAnIng Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

Computers ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 3266740 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch


Gardening & Supplies A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

Holiday Accommodation

QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, Restaurants, Tennis, Surf Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Transport at door. Ask for our SEASONAL SPECIALS. Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email:

Fashion Designs & Colours Discontinued Designs End of Lines Bargain Prices Call at Our Shop CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET 71 Hawdon St Sydenham Ph 366-5026

Funeral Directors

Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Public Notices

Situations Vacant

Exotic Performers Wanted This occupation of exotic dancing and performing requires high levels of creative talent, personal commitment and interest. Must be able to compose dance, and work in an adult entertainment environment on stage.

Do you know where your nearest CIVIL DEFENCE sector post is? Ring your local council to find out.

Apply online at Situations Vacant

CARETAKER: Bishopdale School is seeking an enthusiastic, reliable person to join our team as Caretaker. The position requires a person with grounds and general maintenance skills. A job description is available upon request. Please submit your CV to our office by 26th May 2017, Successful applicant must complete police vetting and reference checks.

Situations Vacant

Reporter, Sub Editor

Personals GENTLEMAN on NW side of the city seeks a slim tall well presented professional lady for outings, conversation and winter company. Between 40 and 65, living on own, and spontaneous. Phone 3583634 MALE 31 seeks female for friendship, relationship, txt 022 312 3327 PROFESSIONAL single guy is looking to find a single feminine lady to hook up with and enjoy pleasant moments, laughter and weekends away. 0276594425 THERE MUST be oodles of single ladies in the city, who would enjoy having a man on her arm to go to the Court theatre, movies, out to dinner, drives and walks, some time relaxing in front of the TV, or just hangin out together smelling the roses and tasting the fruits of love. If you are one contact me at: Matt P.O.Box 1919, Christchurch

Wanted To Buy



AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

Star Media is seeking journalists. We are looking for a reporter who will have the ability to file great stories for our print publications, including The Star and Community titles, and our website

Send your CV to Editor in Chief Barry Clarke

The successful applicant will need to be competitive, have a thorough knowledge of Christchurch and Canterbury, have great deadline sense and have a passion for community news and the people that make it. Video skills would be an advantage. Star Media is also seeking casual sub editors. The successful applicants will need to have had experience with InDesign and able to copy sub, lay out pages and write headlines.

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Join our hosts Geoff & renee on sKy ChaNNeL 83 Thursday 7.30pm

repeaTs friday 1.30am & 7.30am



PAINTING Plastering, Wallpapering Spray Painting

Ph John 027 860 8106

Direct Natural Funeral Provider

0800 000 121

W W W. S TA R . K I W I

for enquiries, contact Geoff moreton: 021 1066 177


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Tuesday May 23 2017


‘Famous for their roasts!’


Cooked Breakfasts $18 We are open from 6.30am

All good things must come to an end


2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

TWIGGERS Dine 'n Dance - Book NOW for the �nal season

Family Friendly

Kid’s 2 course special

$20 $10


e Great British Revival; Stars of the Ages; Legends Live On. ese are just a few of the great shows performed by e Great Pretenders, resident band at Twiggers over the past two decades. And as they say, all great things must come to an end and this year is the �nal season of e Great Pretenders and Twiggers Dine 'n Dance.


& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

Enjoy an all you can eat sumptuous buffet featuring an extensive variety of entrees, mains and desserts. Attractively presented and delicious, there's something for everyone. Combining costumes, choreography, lighting effects and stunning performances, e Great Pretenders are real crowd pleasers. With songs from some of the biggest names in the history of pop and rock, you'll be on the dance �oor before you can say “Greased Lightning”!


Mid-Winter Christmas - 17 and 24 June, 8, 15 and 22 July and 5, 12 and 19 August - $52 per person Christmas – 24 and 25 November and 2, 15 and 17 December - $60 per person To book phone (03) 338 9094 or email

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

PIERVIEW Restaurant



386 0088



By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm





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Offer available for a limited time and includes tea, hot chocolate



Live Music: Sima & Vaieo 6PM.FRI.26 MAY












Members, guests and affiliates welcome

All you can eat, 7 days

Quality a la carte with a view! Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Members Lucky Card Draw

202 Marine Parade | Ph 388-9416

Lunch & Dinner


Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm and from 5pm


Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or a group get together, make it the complete night out at Twiggers. eir �nal season kicks off with Mid-Winter Christmas on Saturday, 17 June and concludes on Friday, 15 December.

Bookings Essential PH











WIN TICKETS TO BONEY M Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT

Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Spend $15 or more in the CLUB CAFE from Friday 5th May to Sunday 4th June and go in the draw to WIN one of three double passes to BONEY M at the Horncastle Arena on Thursday 8th June.

still only


Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads

Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Tuesday May 23 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.



Loose Jazz Apples



99 kg


Corned Silverside


99 kg

3 for


$ 00



00 each

Sanitarium Up & Go 3 Pack/Keri Fruit Juice/Drink 2.4/3L

Bluebird Original/Thick/ Thinly Cut Chips 140/150g

2 for



SuperSnack Meal 250g








Westgold Butter 400g

Wattie’s Canned Fruit 400-420g (Excludes Tropical)




Heineken 12 x 330ml Bottles (Excludes Light)

189 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Open 7am – 9pm, 7 days.




Jacob’s Creek 750ml

Griffin’s Chocolate Krispie/Choco-ade/Moments/Thins/ Wheaten/Mint Treat/Sensations 200g

(Excludes Sparkling/Reserves/Double Barrel)



355 4432

FreshChoice Merivale

Certain products may not be available in all stores. Savings are based on non-promotional price. Limits may apply. Prices apply from Tuesday 23rd May to Sunday 28th May 2017, or while stocks last.

Owned and operated by locals


FreshChoice Merivale



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